Mikhail "Mike" Murshak is a licensed patent attorney and experienced Intellectual Property (IP) attorney specializing in patent, trademark strategy and acquisition, and general IP and business counseling including preparation, prosecution, and licensing.
Having helped companies of all sizes and industries, Mike has a passion for working with start-ups where he is able to help in making a cost-effective strategic plan to build a strong IP portfolio and avoid risky pitfalls. This includes assisting his clients with negotiating terms, reviewing agreements, and due diligence. Mike's background includes preparation and prosecution of patents in areas that include: medical devices, manufacturing, consumer products, computer technology, automotive, aerospace, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, and sleep technology.
Mike's career in Intellectual Property started as he worked as an IP analyst for a jet engine company. He helped manage and grow a patent portfolio for an innovation strategy group specializing in engine data acquisition architecture. Mike also previously served as lead IP Counsel for a high-end luxury sleep technology company based in Michigan. In that role, he drove the company’s IP acquisition strategy for both patents and trademarks, helping secure their position as the most innovative company in the sleep industry.
In addition to his practice, Mike is an adjunct Professor in Trademark and Patent Law at Michigan State University College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is also a consultant for Invent Tribe, a service that assists inventors with commercializing their inventions.
Mike grew up in mid-Michigan and after receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, he earned the Oliver Ellsworth Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Honors & Recognitions
Memberships & Affiliations
- The Davies Project
- Board member
- Meridian Township Economic Development Corporation
- Former Board member
Recent Blog Posts
BizTech Law Blog
News & Events
- Watching Out for Trademark Trolls, Michigan Business Network, February 16, 2024
- Why Trademarks Can Be One of Your Most Valuable Assets, Foster Swift Second Wednesday Lunch Break, September 13, 2023
- Patent Attorney Murshak Joins Foster Swift, Ingham County Legal News, June 2, 2023
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2003
Michigan State University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2000
Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Connecticut
State Bar of New York
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office